Announcing the sad news on its blog yesterday, Sony says the stolen information includes everything from login and password credentials, e-mail and home addresses, to names and birth dates. User purchase history and credit card details might be part of the loot as well. Sub-accounts of dependents have been hacked too. Patrick Seybold, the voice of the PlayStation Blog, wrote:
“While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility. If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained.”
The blog post, which has also been e-mailed to all account holders, also states that “some services” will be restored soon – within a week. When they are, Sony urges users to change their login and password details as soon as possible.